HSE Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) eBulletin focuses on the key topic of competence. It includes details, and further links to guidance on the legal responsibilities associated with protecting your workforce, training employees, and purchasing LEV equipment.
The overarching aim of this IOSH report is to quantify the risk of harm to professional drivers in urban settings from exposure to diesel exhaust, allowing for the formulation of risk reduction strategies
According to information submitted to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR), 91 cases of Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) were recorded among UK rail professionals during 2018/19.
The Society is particularly concerned that despite years of effort to address respiratory illness, the decline in the number of deaths over the last decade has not been significant. Indeed, it points out that deaths from Interstitial Lung Disease are actually on the increase.
Research from Imperial College London suggests that around 900 new cases of lung cancer each year in Britain can be attributed to past exposure to silica dust in construction, granite and stone industries, and various industrial processes.
Sustainable development – balancing the well-being of our planet and people with continuing and more inclusive prosperity – underlie and lead the thinking of global policymakers. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set challenging objectives for us all.
The risk of contagion is highest in indoor spaces but can be reduced by applying all available measures to combat infection via aerosols. Here is an overview of the likelihood of infection in three everyday scenarios, based on the safety measures used and the length of exposure.
Occupational exposures to metalworking fluids may cause a variety of health effects. Respiratory conditions include hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), chronic bronchitis, impaired lung function, and asthma.